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1. post three things you've done in your lifetime that you don't think anybody else on your friends list has done.

2. see if anybody else responds with "I've done that."

3. have your friends cut & paste this into their journal to see what unique things they've done in their life.

so. here are mine:

1. worked for a grandmaster of kung fu. Tai Yim, in case anyone's curious. he's one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet.

2. had the job title "Alarmist".

3. starred in my own music video. which i WILL get online one of these days, when Tony finally gets off his butt and sends that new, digitally edited version he promised me.

your turn!
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for National Poetry Month: when you see a Shakespeare quote in your lj, post one in your own.
Then know, it is your fault that you resign
The supreme seat, the throne majestical,
The scepter'd office of your ancestors,
Your state of fortune and your due of birth,
The lineal glory of your royal house,
To the corruption of a blemished stock:
Whilst, in the mildness of your sleepy thoughts,
Which here we waken to our country's good,
This noble isle doth want her proper limbs;
Her face defaced with scars of infamy,
Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants,
And almost shoulder'd in the swallowing gulf
Of blind forgetfulness and dark oblivion.

funny how topical the Bard can be, isn't it?
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when you see a quote from Shakespeare on your friends page, post one in your LJ:

Good my complexion! dost thou think, though I am
caparisoned like a man, I have a doublet and hose in
my disposition? One inch of delay more is a
South-sea of discovery; I prithee, tell me who is it
quickly, and speak apace. I would thou couldst
stammer, that thou mightst pour this concealed man
out of thy mouth, as wine comes out of a narrow-
mouthed bottle, either too much at once, or none at
all. I prithee, take the cork out of thy mouth that
may drink thy tidings.
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1. Randomly pick a song from your music library.
2. Find the lyrics.
3. Go to Google translation and translate the lyrics from English into German.
4. Take the new German lyrics and translate them into French.
5. Take the new French lyrics and translate them into English.
6. Post the NEW English lyrics and have people guess the original song.

i didn't actually do this, because nobody knows most of the songs in my music library. instead, i used one of my own songs. guess which one.

if I think of all the marks, we said on re-examining and all the marks I did not form it before the door me can believe you of the means you average him this one us of having really time this scene much of marks cultivated me hold outside to think so that you would be back here the morning me have the dreams, in which I rise you inside and I do not leave have idea, in which you are this night and I do not have right to ask you, where you were were to it much a word little with him were once very with much for me and it you y with single direction had outward journey more only we could once make much a word too little you and myself, we had public relations were a fact of the life you me, and we like I love you expensive, like to create a scene that we did not intend to like to embrace and to train and love us to fight to me with a goddamn the thing which you said but you it did not do the leisures with were always very clear for you as the leisures with deaths me had with nothing, statement never that you of the unstable conditions wanted to hear were to him much a word little with him were once very with much for me and it you with single direction outward journey plus nothing had there, we could once make much a word too little than you, think seek you, but you do not come any more around me
mountain_laurel: (she-hulk)

I escaped from the Dungeon of Merde!

I killed Tigresse the goblin and Maudite A Deux the leprechaun.

I looted the Sceptre of Peter O'toole, the Amulet of Concupiscence, the Dagger of Meeting Cute, the Armour of Vulgarity, the Shield of Accommodatingly, a Figurine of Terriblebeast, the Shield of Madbodger and 16 gold pieces.

Score: 116

Explore the Dungeon of Merde and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...

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[livejournal.com profile] fizzbang tagged me. i fully expect [livejournal.com profile] ronebofh to mock me for not listing enough things he's heard of. if anyone really wants to hear something i didn't link to, shoot me an email.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good (thank goodness they added this modifier), but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs.

1) (If i could) Walk away - slower -- Don Dixon
i first heard this song performed live by Marti Jones (Don's wife) probably 15 years ago, and i never have managed to shake it out of my head. i've also never managed to get a copy of her version (except an unsatisfying live track), but Don obligingly recorded two versions on his latest. this is the slower version; it drags a little, but i like it better than the other because it's got more of that classic Dixon sound i fell in love with the first time i heard "Praying Mantis."

2) My Funny Valentine -- The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker
Chet Baker on trumpet and Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax turn a jazz classic i've never especially liked into something transcendent. nothing short of brilliant.

3) Here I Be - Five Fingers of Funk
[livejournal.com profile] tongodeon turned me on to Pete Miser, who did a trés cool CG video. Five Fingers is one of his old projects. i just really like this track. no good reason. his latest CD is really good. i listen to it a lot. and i'm not a rap person at all.

4) A Shot In The Dark - Henry Mancini
i would like this to be my personal theme music. that is all.

5) Cause We've Ended As Lovers -- Jeff Beck
melancholy and beautiful. perfect for cold, gray rainy days. i notice i seem to be listening to a lot of really downbeat stuff lately.

6) Sascha -- Jolie Holland
this is just plain the most bewitching, sensuous music i've heard in a long time. the whole CD makes me feel like Doc Holliday sitting in a morphine haze on the front porch of a sleazy roadhouse on a languid August afternoon, staring out into the desert and hallucinating dancing girls among the tumbleweeds. only better, because i'm not dying of tuberculosis.

7) Holding Back -- Scott Andrew
this song could have been written about me. it stabs me many times with a thousand tiny knives. i keep listening to it anyway. the salt in the wounds is that Scott is doing exactly what i stopped being brave enough to do ten years ago. ze irony! 'e is crushing!

i tag:

[livejournal.com profile] the_steelmare, [livejournal.com profile] rizbone, [livejournal.com profile] haineux, [livejournal.com profile] drieuxster, [livejournal.com profile] inkerx, [livejournal.com profile] auralchick, [livejournal.com profile] sambushell, and anyone else who wants to play.
mountain_laurel: (imaginary men)
My Serenity Crew by ellydragon
Username
Aboard the good ship
Sweet but Stuffy Mediceejitalmuppet
First Mate & War Buddyhwrnmnbsol
Wacky Pilotspiritualmonkey
Mysterious Shepherdtongodeon
"Public Relations"crisper
Charming Companiontritone
Whimsical in the Brainpandrieuxster
Adorable Mechanicpalecur
Crimeboss Nemesissambushell
Insane Stowaway/Spouseemmett_the_sane
Quiz created with MemeGen!


all boys! lucky me!

i'll note that having [livejournal.com profile] crisper in charge of PR could be a very good thing... or a very, very bad thing.
mountain_laurel: (bond girl)
LiveJournal Username
Why you did it
Your lair
Your hideous secret weapon
Your favourite colour
Beautiful and exotic but deadly eastern lieutenantmarq
Henchperson who constantly plays with knifestongodeon
Your perverted scientific geniusloosestrife
You cordon bleu chefeejitalmuppet
Lieutenant with serious moral qualmsebg
Number of countries subverted30
This Fun Quiz created by Andrew at BlogQuiz.Net
Aquarius Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz


mountain_laurel: (her kind die bloody!)
stolen from [livejournal.com profile] louiseroho, who got it from [livejournal.com profile] dianec42:

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.

(i wrote this for louise.)
mountain_laurel: (la bella rafaella)
You are Bettie Page!
You're Bettie Page!


What Classic Pin-Up Are You?
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amusingly, [livejournal.com profile] pierce and i once had the double doors to our closet papered with pictures of Bettie Page.
mountain_laurel: (the brave little hibiscus)
well, ok. i'm still not up to doing much of anything. but i'm getting a little better. today, two dosage increases, one in the cytomel and one in the propranolol to cut down on the tremors from the effexor. i really think i need to come down on that stuff, but i'm afraid if i do i'll feel worse. if we manage to kick me back into functional mode, i'm going to kiss my psychiatrist. and that's saying something, because he's kind of gross.

coincidentally, last night [livejournal.com profile] inkerx posted a new comic.

highly appropriate. it could only be better if it included snakes on a plane. (be sure to read the comments at the bottom. especially the one about Snakes on a Plane 2: Planes on a Snake.)

someone needs to make one of those goofy memes like the pirate crew one for Snakes on a Plane. )
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via [livejournal.com profile] idragosani:

List 10 things that make you happy, tag some people afterward.
  1. cats
  2. the ocean
  3. books
  4. bad movies
  5. good friends
  6. a perfect, crisp pinot grigio
  7. a perfect, crisp McDonald's french fry
  8. a perfect, crisp October day (alas, we don't have those here)
  9. writing
  10. Don Dixon

Tag, You're it!

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